Police I.D. Patient Shot By Security Guards At Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St.  Louis, MO  (KTRS) Police have identified a patient who was fatally shot by security guards at Barnes-Jewish Hospital earlier this week. The patient was 46-year-old Andrew Merryman of Ballwin. Police say they believe he was suicidal when he pulled the knives from his pocket Thursday morning at the hospital’s Center of Advanced Medicine. According to…

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Launches Investigation To Determine If Governor Committed Crimes Link To Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis circuit attorney has launched a formal investigation to determine if Gov. Eric Greitens committed any crimes associated with an extramarital affair in 2015. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner initially said Thursday that no criminal complaint had been filed against Greitens, and no evidence of a crime has been presented…

Illinois To Replace Vets’ Plumbing Amid Legionnaire’s Crisis

By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner emerged Wednesday from a weeklong stay at a military veterans’ home beset by a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak and announced the state will replace the plumbing at the sprawling, 130-year-old site. The first-term Republican told reporters that cutting-edge water distribution will quickly advance…

Governor Greitens Acknowledges Affair, Denies Blackmail Allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens acknowledges he was “unfaithful” in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement Wednesday night. It came after St. Louis television station KMOV reported that Greitens…